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Health and Wellness

‘Why are we dismissed?’: Women open up about being sent home from hospitals in labor

Mikumi/iStock(NEW YORK) — Quayla Harris knew exactly how she wanted the delivery of her third child to go: a natural birth in the hospital with her husband by her side. Only one of those things happened. Harris’ husband was, in fact, by her side — but she gave...

‘A whole new world of freedom’: Sailors with disabilities compete at an elite level

technotr/iStock(NEW YORK) — Pauline Dowell may never be able to drive a car, but she can sail a boat around the world. Dowell is legally blind and is one of many athletes with disabilities who competes in the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, an event she...

Local businesses work together to combat Ohio’s growing opioid crisis

Janet Weinstein/ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Treatment facilities and employers are working to tackle the opioid epidemic in central Ohio, which has been particularly hard hit by the growing national crisis. House of Hope in downtown Columbus has helped an increasing number...

New study shows student athletes more likely to get concussions during games than practices

rmcguirk/iStock(NEW YORK) — High school athletes are more likely to have concussions during games than in practice, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the new study, 20 high school sports, including football, wrestling, field hockey and...

Is your positivity toxic? How being positive may be harmful when helping others

Licensed psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman. (ABC News)(NEW YORK) — We’ve all heard of the power of positive thinking. We’re told to be positive. Think positively. So when someone we love is feeling down or facing a challenge, many of us often turn to...

There’s a national shortage of Braille teachers and the situation is dire

Braille Institute(NEW YORK) — “When my son was born, he was the first blind person I’d ever met,” Emily Coleman told ABC News’ Good Morning America. Coleman, 40, now works as a superintendent for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired,...

Mom competes in 140-mile race with daughter who’s unable to walk

Beth James(NEW YORK) — An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. It’s about a 17-hour competition where athletes have to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and then a marathon, which is a 26.2-mile...

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Woman details her heartbreaking experiences

Courtesy Kendal Taylor(NEW YORK) — Miscarriage is a heartbreaking reality for many women in this country, with at least 10 to 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, that number is likely higher, as many miscarriages occur before a woman...